In 1999, Cornealious Anderson helped rob a Burger King in Missouri. In 2000, he was sentenced to 13 years in prison. However, he was never notified to report to jail. He waited for a while and when it never came he stared his own construction business, got married and had kids. He also started coaching his kids sports team and volunteered at his church. Last July, when the 13 year term was to end, someone at the Dept. of Corrections realized the error and that Anderson was never actually in jail. Marshals came to pick him up 14 years later! A judge reviewed the matter and determined that Anderson was due credit for the 4,794 days between when he was convicted and when he was arrested in 2013, which allowed him to walk out of the courtroom a free man now and go back to his life.
As prison inmate hierarchy goes, child rapists are at bottom. No body likes them and they are in the most danger. However, turns out if you are wealthy, you can just avoid the protocol all together. Robert H. Richard, IV is the future heir to the du Pont fortune. He was charged with raping his 3 year old daughter. Yes, his own daughter. Well, the judge who sentenced him determined, to everyone's shock, that he "will not fare well in prison". So, instead of serving time for his crime, he was sentenced to probation and treatment. The judge said that prison life would adversely affect Mr. Richards. Wouldn't prison life adversely affect anyone?
An attorney in Arizona defended a man against criminal charges. That man went to jail. At some point during this process, she also marries this man. While the man, her husband, is in jail, the lawyer helps him continue to carry out his gang activity while he is in prison. The attorney is now charged with 47 counts of criminal activity and will spend time in jail herself.